Photo of poet Victorio Reyes Asili reading at the Social Justice Center in Albany, NY

Third Thursday Poetry Night Featuring Victorio Reyes Asili

Local poet Victorio Reyes Asili will read from his work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:30PM, with an open mic for community poets.

Victorio Reyes Asili has a PhD from the University at Albany, where he completed his dissertation entitled Mic Check — Finding Hip Hop’s Place in the Literary Milieu. In addition to his work as a scholar and poet, Reyes Asili has been a lifelong activist and served as the executive director for the Social Justice Center of Albany for eleven years.

A reading by a local or regional poet/writer has been held since July 2006 each Third Thursday at the Social Justice Center.  The event includes an open mic for audience members to read. Sign-up starts at 7:00PM, with the reading beginning at 7:30.  The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox.  The suggested donation is $5.00, which helps support this and other poetry programs of the Poetry Motel Foundation, and the work of the Social Justice Center.  For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262; e-mail:

The Social Justice Center, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization working for progressive social change through education, community building and collective action.  The center advances the struggles against racism and for peace and justice.  For further information about the SJC call 518-434-4037.


Mar 21 2024


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Albany Social Justice Center
33 Central Ave, Albany, NY
Dan Wilcox


Dan Wilcox

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